Sometimes these heaters are used in large quantities to spread heat across wide spaces, and this too is referred to as an infra red heating system.
A popular form of heating because of its sun-like qualities, infra red heating systems are in high demand. They function by way of a central heat producer, such as a tungsten coil or quartz, which then reflects off a reflector within the system as it heats up, further intensifying the heat source. Infrared heaters radiate heat rather then expelling air that has been heated up within a system.
Therefore, they avoid some major negative qualities that other heaters must contend with. They do not have a problem with patches of cool air within their heating vicinity because the heat is radiating from the infra red heater in a uniform pattern. Also, because the heat is not being transferred through space by way of air molecules, the sensation is like that of being in the warmth of sunlight, which makes infra red heating systems particularly popular in arenas and indoor sporting facilities. In these spaces, the athletes are exerting so much physical energy that a natural heat source is much more comfortable then hot air accosting them.
Other specific applications for infrared heaters include outdoor spaces attached to restaurants, bars and resort-like areas that grapple with cold weather. The use of infrared outdoor heaters enables these businesses to provide warmth for waiting customers as well as keeping patio areas open and cozy for a longer time period. Warehouse workers and owners also appreciate the utilization of large heaters specifically designed for the dimensions of a warehouse. This is important for both the employees and the products being stored and shipped from these areas.
Depending on the application, infra red heating systems come in many shapes and sizes, with the flexibility to be mounted on walls, ceilings or function as floor units. One infrared model that is in high demand in residential and commercial contexts is the space heater. This smaller system is portable and safe, often made from plastic with aesthetically pleasing and protective grating over the infrared heating source. Infra red heating systems are utilized in such a wide variety of industries for good reason.